Hypotheses ,Theories And Laws: There Is NO Hierarchy Hypotheses are NOT guesses- educated or otherwise. Nor are they ideas or proposals. Hypotheses have MULTIPLE LINES of evidence behind them and can be SO complex they are best described in the form of a long mathematical equation or a computer program. Laws could be changed or modified with new evidence, realization of past mistakes or newly gained perspectives. They CAN be wrong. They are NOT "immutable." That is NOT even a characteristic of a law. Laws are NOT ""above" , "more true" or "better than" theories. Hypotheses, theories and laws are ALL different things that serve different roles. And one does NOT grow into another!!!! Hypotheses do NOT become theories and theories do NOT become laws. They are ALL DIFFERENT and there is NO hierarchy whatsoever! Hypotheses, theories and laws DIFFER IN BREADTH, NOT in level of support! There is also NO such thing as "The Scientific Method." NO such singular method ever existed. There is NO rigid step by step singular "method" that all scientists must follow or have to follow. It is a total myth. It is an insult to researchers past and present and a travesty. It is only an idiomatic expression- NEVER meant to be taken literally. Science circles back on itself. Scientists use literally THOUSANDS of METHODS- all very different- in the various fields. The 6th grade poster version is NONSENSE. Little, if any, science is actually conducted that way by scientists. Science is more creative than it is procedural. "The MANY processeS of science " is a much more accurate phrase. ALL of this comes DIRECTLY from REAL l science educators ( NOT misinformed and uninformed Internet weirdos) at the University of California at Berkley's "Misconceptions About Science" page. I am so tired of the uninformed Internet weirdos. They need to EDUCATE THEMSELVES AND LEARN THIS RIGHT!